CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/98
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her relatives
Date14 December 1915
Extent1 sheet
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her relatives, regarding tea with the secretary of the Dutch Legation, Le Jonkheer H. van Aschvanwryck; he is to go home for holiday for the first time in two years; Alice Rossi has been ordered to the Riviera and thence to the mountains for consumption; Mary will have to take charge, and she is under severe strain; Paul is improving but still with no income, being convalescent, and Guido is in a fortress on the way to the front; Dr. Rossi is very anxious; Alan Holme and his wife were at church; John Elliot, her brother, is an officer in Rome on his way to Serbia; Mrs. Edward Holme has been very ill with bronchitis and pneumonia, but is now recovering; Mrs. Rowat has had influenza; a large At Home is expected this week; Uncle is off to Leghorn to try to sort out the situation there; making toffee for Christmas; Mr. Walker has left, to everyone's relief; Muriel Brock is expected at Miss Jazdowska's soon [There were Jazdowskis associated with teaching and art in Aberdeen: James Bronislas Jazdowski, son of John, teacher in Aberdeen, graduated from Marischal College in 1856 and according to an annotation of the Search Room student list died in Rome in 1902]; she is to be brought out by Miss McGaw of the Red Cross, who will relieve Mrs. Brock at Udine for the term of Muriel's holidays; Dr. Ashby is to come south for Christmas; Mr. Barbour is not, as many others want to be away over Christmas and while he expects one or other of his parents to visit they cannot come before the New Year; rumour has it that any able-bodied people are forbidden to return to England just now.
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